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JMCP: Music in a Great Space

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra come together for Shadyside Presbyterian Church's Music in a Great Space performance series....

Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform a concert version of Ludwig van Beethoven's opera Fidelio, conducted by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  Fidelio is Beethoven's only opera, and tells the story of Leonore, disguised as a prison guard named Fidelio, saves her husband who is unjustly imprisoned for political crimes....

Beethoven’s Missa solemnis

Under the baton of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Music Director Manfred Honeck, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and PSO perform Beethoven's Missa solemnis.  Composed from 1819 to 1823, the Missa solemnis premiered in April 1824 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is widely considered to be one of Beethoven's crowning achievements in music....

The Greatest Generation: An American Oratorio

Listen to the music About Roger Ames The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents The Greatest Generation: An American Oratorio, an homage to the American family at war.  This oratorio combines the popular tunes from the World War II era with new original compositions and arrangements.  With a libretto by Dan Kehde and original music and arrangements by Roger Ames with Elizabeth Bassine,...

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